No comments on any one specific thing said, but I came away with one thing last night.
I'mfrom the University if Illinois. There's a joking-but-somewhat-truedivide between "North Campus" and the rest of the school. Most of theengineering/computerscience/techie stuff is up here. The rest of theschool is, well, not up here. Our buildings are older (I'm inLinguistics), our facilities are less shiny and new and fast andpowerful, and a lot of people that I know up here aren't sure of theworth of what goes on down there.
You don't always see, out infront, the people who straddle that divide. I saw that last night. Andit's wonderful to see how many there really are here and how the beliefthat all of these disciplines can coexist, and are richer when they do,is really being embraced.